April 28, 2014

Essential Fantasy Novels according to Chapters

I believe it was when season 2 of Game of Thrones was beginning to air that Chapters, a national bookstore (a Canadian version of Barnes and Noble) featured tables and displays with some Thrones merchandise, as well tables and displays marked as 'If You Like Game of Thrones, Try These...' and I can recall seeing some titles on display such as The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham, Enemy of God by Bernard Cornwell, and some by Ken Follett (I forget if it was Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, or Fall of Giants. 

Anyway, now that the newest season has begun, Chapters has a similar section on their website. Here are the books they list:

Aside from A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.....
(anything in bold are titles that interest me. at this point, you never know what you may find....) :

The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Magician (sometimes split into two books: Apprentice and Master) by Raymond E. Feist

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson 

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie 

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson 

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings (sometimes as The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King) by J.R.R. Tolkien 

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson 

Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind 

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb 

The Belgariad by David Eddings 

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks 

The Great Book of Amber by R Zelazny 

Fionavar Tapestry (omnibus) by Guy Gavriel Kay

Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson 

Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks 

His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

The Black Jewels (Trilogy) by Anne Bishop

Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb

The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon 

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks 

Dragonflight by Anne Mcaffrey 

Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams 

The Hero and the Crown by Robin Mckinley




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